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 Left in the Lurch.Leg-bail. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Leg (A),
 
that is, a blackleg (q.v.).   1
   To make a leg, is to make a bow.   2
       
“The pursuivant smiled at their simplicitye,
And making many leggs, tooke their reward.”
       
The King and Miller of Mansfield.
 


 Left in the Lurch.Leg-bail. 

 
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